Thawing Frozen Vaccine

Thaw frozen vaccine prior to preparing. 

  • NEVER refreeze thawed vaccine. 

Frozen vaccine may be thawed in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

  • Refrigerator: Between 2°C and 8°C (36°F and 46°F) for 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Room temperature: Between 15°C and 25°C (59°F and 77°F) for 1 hour

Vials that have not been punctured may be kept between 8°C and 25°C (46°F and 77°F) for up to 24 hours.


CDC COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna) materials for healthcare professionals 

Emergency Use Authorization of The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer’s information



Page last reviewed: November 16, 2021